Scott's Solar News Daily

Scott's Solar News

July 19, 2020
Clever Solar Window Film Grabs Heat Uses It Later

Clever Solar Window Film Grabs Heat Uses It Later

A light reactive molecule that stores the heat from sunlight and releases it gradually afterwards is on the way. Scientists want to use this in a window film that can help control the heat levels in buildings. A team of researchers at Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden believes they are very close to their goal.
July 4, 2020
Italy’s CCN Delivers New Hybrid

Italy’s CCN New Hybrid “E-Prop” Super Yacht

Italian super yacht shipbuilder Cerri Cantieri Navali (CCN) unveiled the 31mt Vanadis to her owner recently. Vanadis, is a mythical Norse goddess. While crafted in light alloy, the project is a joint effort. CCN, with Dutch designer Guido de Groot and Ginton Naval Architects teamed to make a stunning "hybrid powered" vessel.
July 3, 2020
Queensland Heralds Solar Breakthrough

University of QLD Heralds Solar Breakthrough

Quantum Dot Technology developed by the University of Queensland (UQ) produces a significant breakthrough in solar energy production. Their work with nano-particles, “quantum dots”, has seen them break the world record for solar energy conversion to electricity. This puts the technology one step closer to being a reality in our lives, saving us money and CO². “Quantum dots” even work in low-light conditions.
June 30, 2020
Highview Power Liquid To Air

Highview Power Liquid To Air Battery Can Now Store Gigawatts

Long term energy storage firm, Highview Power has further developed its cryogenic energy storage system. The idea first started in the 1970’s and is now cost effective. It springs from the need to store clean energy from various sources, to create a continuous power platform. It can now take a multi gigawatt charge.
June 20, 2020

Swedish Start Up SaltX New Solar Heat Battery Taking Shape

Every now and then you come across something that takes your attention. What Swedish start up SaltX is doing, is one of those times. Their concept of using modified salts to store and release energy could be a global game changer. So far, their pilot test bed, run from a German power plant, has been a major success.
June 15, 2020
ETH Zurich

Liquid Fuel From The Sun And Air Is Real

Researchers at the EPFL campus in Switzerland had made progress with hydrogen. They are using the Sun’s heat, water and a simple catalyst to make hydrogen fuel. Meanwhile another other Swiss team at ETH Zurich has taken a different tack to make a fuel they call “syngas”. The results are mildly astonishing.